Monday, June 13, 2011

Multi-purposing.......


Well - in issue 12.5 of my favourite magazine Australian Homespun she shared this pretty pattern....


which I just 'had' to make for a friends birthday

you see I wanted to give her something I didn't think she would have

I wonder if she has a plain vase?


that could be cheered up.....


or a plastic waterbottle


that needs some happiness wrapped around it


or perhaps her pencils are in an old bottle 


that needs disguising



 I decided to do Lisa's other pattern from the magazine ...... 


looks so pretty round the coffee pot


Lisa does the most lovely designs and stitchery..... I hope you will visit her HERE....

be sure to have a cup of coffee - there is lots you will want to read

I promise... you will be inspired.....

I will be including these in my OPAM count for this month

and linking up to Monday Show and Tell at Cookies and Cream Craft

27 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Thankyou so much for your kind words...your covers are just so pretty and love your fabrics!!! What a great idea also to use on a drink bottle!
Lisa

Tarnyia said...

So cute xxx

Anonymous said...

fiona how lucky is Marina to have you for a friend,what a lovely idea,well done it looks great and so many uses for it.

Larissa said...

Yes, I Love Lisa's designs and have been following her for a while! I love your versions of her Secret Garden jar covers - they are beautiful!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous stitcherys. Have used them on one of my Secret Santa things. SHHHH!!!!

Janet said...

So pretty! I'm going to check out Lisa's blog.

marina said...

I have found a perfect place to display my gorgeous cover- a lovely water bottle with stopper. It is on my display cabinet for me to admire!
It will be lovely to use when I have my craft group friends over.

Grethe said...
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Grethe said...

Lovely stitchery,pattern and fabrics on the covers!
And what a smart way of doing the two together of the Pinwheels.
BEAUTIFUL fabrics for your BG,
We are a few working on this lovely quilt-to-be around in the world,great:-)

Melody said...

How fabulous, I'll have to look out this pattern. Both items are wonderful.

Sue said...

Oh Fiona, you could stitch them up and cover everything that's too plain. Little skirts on all sorts of things would certainly cheer up the world.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bubz the covers look fantasitc.....great job...

rosie said...

Fiona, you did such a great job, so pretty. Lisa is an up and coming famous designer me thinks!! Lucky Marina...

Serenata said...

Such a lovely little project, it is really beautiful.

Cyndi said...

What a cool idea and, as usual, your stitching is gorgeous! I would have been surprised if your friend didn't like it! :o) Will have to go over and check out Lisa's site!

Happy stitching, my friend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Sheila said...

This little stitchery is adorable and I can understand why Marina loved it , just sweet!Lisa does lovely work!
hugs

Tonya said...

Oh, I am always happy to find a new blog that is a like minded quilted stitchy friend! Thanks!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh how fun! Love it!
xx, shell

DeeDee said...

This is just beautiful and I so love the idea... your friends surely will love it...I am off to check out her stuff... thanks for sharing her... :D

DeeDee said...

Oh I so love ehr stuff.. how do you purchase her patterns? I had a few I just loved..

Love Bears All Things said...

They're lovely..perhaps I need to find a stitchery magazine with inspiration. I wonder what this one would cost to have it sent here...hmmm.
Mama Bear

Michele Pacey said...

Such a pretty pattern and so useful too. Perfect for disguising any number of eye-sores!

MosaicMagpie said...

Cute design with lots of uses and a great job on the stitching!
Deb

Anonymous said...

It's so lovely! You've done a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing, Fiona. Have a great day. Sandy

Allie said...

That is SO darling - yes, I love her work!

Bec said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful stitching on it!

Narelle said...

Great idea and beautifully stitched ... well done!

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